Software distributor GrandTech reports increased earnings for 4Q16
Newswatch - Jan 19, 14:39
GrandTech CG Systems, a Taiwan-based supplier of IT products and a software solution provider, has reported pre-tax earnings of NT$66.56 million (US$2.107 million) for the fourth quarter of 2016, up 13.4% on quarter and 3% on year. The earnings translated into a pre-tax EPS of NT$1.24 for the quarte...
ITRI unveils robots and drone management solution
Jan 17, 15:36
Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has unveiled a companion robot based on its Intelligent Vision System (IVS) and an ICT (information and communication technology) solution for managing drones.
Taiwan market: Microsoft unveils BizTalk Server 2016
Dec 23, 15:57
Microsoft on December 22 unveiled BizTalk Server 2016, a platform for automating mission critical business processes and integrating private cloud with public clouds, for launch in the Taiwan market.
NCKU, MediaTek cooperate to help Tainan City in dengue fever control
Dec 19, 12:04
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and MediaTek on December 15 announced cooperation to establish a joint laboratory for smart citywide disease control, with thirr first plan to help the government of Tainan City, southern Taiwan, control dengue fever in the city, according to MediaTek.
PC vendors trying out Qualcomm/Windows products
Dec 15, 11:30
With Microsoft's recent announcement of adding support to Qualcomm's processor solutions in Windows 10, sources from the upstream supply chain have pointed out that many brand vendors have already started developing and testing notebooks and tablets using Qualcomm application processors (APs) and their...
TGS 2017 to begin on January 19 with VR spotlight, says paper
Newswatch - Dec 14, 21:55
Taipei Game Show (TGS) 2017 will be hosted from January 19-24, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan and virtual reality (VR) software and hardware are expected to be under the spotlight at the show, while many Taiwan-based game designers will also participate, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times...
PC upstream suppliers conservative about Microsoft pushing MR ecosystem
Dec 13, 15:03
Microsoft has recently announced a plan to partner with PC brand vendors including Asustek Computer, Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Dell and 3Glasses to push an ecosystem for mixed reality (MR) head-mounted display (HMD) applications in 2017; however, some upstream suppliers are conservative about...
Taiwan market: Studio A starts programming education
Dec 12, 19:11
Studio A, an Apple Premium Reseller in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, has kicked off elementary education programming in the Taiwan market through holding an Hour of Code in Taiwan at its chain stores via cooperation with public-benefit platforms and culture foundations, according to the company.
Acer Starbreeze, HTC take part in global VR association, GVRA
Dec 9, 11:46
HTC and Acer Starbreeze have joined Google, Oculus, Samsung Electronics and Sony Interactive Entertainment to establish a non-profit organization, the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), aiming to develop and share best practices for the VR industry.
Qisda to cooperate with Intel to promote IoT
Dec 9, 11:27
The smart solution business unit under EMS provider Qisda on December 8 signed an MoU with Intel Taiwan for cooperation to promote technology, product development and marketing related to IoT, with a focus on smart solutions for retail, energy, education, medical care, manufacturing and enterprise...
PTC expects AR to have more potential than VR
Dec 7, 12:00
US-based car electronics and medical solution provider PTC is optimistic about augmented reality's (AR) future potential and expects demand and market scale for related applications to perform better than those of VR.
VR/AR developers facing weak demand in 2017
Dec 5, 16:00
The virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) market was originally expected to pick up strongly in 2016, but demand for related applications has been weakening recently. Since the supply chain has already invested heavily into related developments, while vendors such as Acer and Asustek Computer have...
LeEco to downsize personnel by 10%, say reports
Nov 30, 21:42
China-based over the top (OTT) operator and smartphone and LCD TV vendor LeEco will reduce its personnel by 10% from 8,000 employees currently to 7,200 to cope with financial troubles, according to China-based media reports.
Mitac expects IoT for car business to grow dramatically in 2017
Nov 29, 16:02
Taiwan-based Mitac International has recently landed orders from an US-based client for its Internet of Things (IoT) automotive applications, especially software for car fleet management, noted company president Billy Ho adding that the business will start contributing revenues and profits in 2017...
Panasonic developing V2P technology
Nov 28, 15:54
Under the Japan government's program of promoting application of information and communication technologies to next-generation ITS (intelligent transportation system), Panasonic is responsible for developing V2P (vehicle to pedestrian) technology to prevent pedestrians from being hit by vehicles, the...
Taiwan draws up 2017-2025 national digital development plan
Nov 25, 16:21
The Taiwan government has drawn up a plan for national digital development during 2017-2025, dubbed DIGI+, with goals of attaining a digital economy valued at NT$6.5 trillion (US$205 billion) (29.9% of GDP), digital daily-life service coverage for 80% of the population, and coverage of 90% of the population...
Soft-World nets NT$2.57 per share for January-September
Nov 10, 11:16
Online game developer and operator Soft-World International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.55 billion (US$113 million), gross margin of 17.36%, net operating profit of NT$65.1 million, net profit of NT$72.9 million and net EPS of NT$0.57 for third-quarter 2016.
Foxconn team creates startup for digital signage products
Nov 3, 11:36
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is planning to nurture an internal team to create a new startup to push into the digital signage market. The team recently established Linkooh and will focus on developing digital signage hardware, software, content and services.
Alibaba 3Q16 revenues up over 54% on year
Nov 3, 11:29
The largest China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding has released its third-quarter 2016 financial report, with consolidated revenues hiking 54.67% on year to reach CNY34.292 billion (US$5.142 billion).
Microsoft introduces Surface Studio, Windows 10 Creators Update
Newswatch - Oct 28, 16:01
Microsoft has unveiled a series of new products, including Surface Studio, Surface Dial and a more powerful Surface Book and plans to launch the Windows 10 Creators Update in early 2017 to enable anyone to create, share and experience in 3D and mixed reality.
Taiwan market: PChome InterPay launches mobile 3rd-party e-payment services
Oct 27, 15:11
PChome InterPay, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PChomePay which in turn is a subsidiary of web portal and e-commerce operator PChome Online, on October 26 began to provide mobile third-party electronic payment services in the Taiwan market, with 8.8 million users of Ruten, a C2C online auction platform...
China market: Suning, Alibaba to form e-commerce joint venture
Oct 20, 11:50
Suning.com, a subsidiary of China-based retail giant Suning Commerce Group, will form a CNY1 billion (US$148.41 million) e-commerce joint venture with the Alibaba Group in Chongqing, China, according to a China-based finance.sina.com report, citing a statement released by Suning.
VR, AR, AI developments to have greater scalability, says Google Taiwan head
Oct 6, 14:16
In addition to applications related to virtual reality (AR), augmented reality (AR) and Internet of Things (IoT), the development of artificial intelligence will have a greater scalability in the future, and Google will continue to strengthen its cooperation with Taiwan-based players in these areas,...
RoyalTek using pirated software, says BSA Taiwan
Oct 5, 15:07
Engineers working at RoyalTek, Quanta Computer's GPS navigation device subsidiary, have been found using pirated graphics software mostly developed by PTC and Autodesk. The software is calculated to be worth more than NT$200 million (US$6.4 million), according to the Business Software Alliance (BSA)...
Government IT spending in India to reach US$7.2 billion in 2016, says Gartner
Oct 4, 15:31
The government in India is on pace to spend US$7.2 billion on IT products and services in 2016, an increase of 2.4% over 2015, according to Gartner. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices and telecom services. Government comprises state and...
China MIIT forms alliance to promote VR industry
Oct 4, 15:29
Under the initiative of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), a total of 180 businesses, research institutes and academic organizations have jointly established an Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (IVRA) in China, according to China-based Beijing Times report.